News stories posted during June 2012

No need for informed consent for authentication and session-ID cookies

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12/06/2012 by:

The EU Data Protection Authorities have analysed the exemptions to the requirement for informed consent in the e-Privacy Directive, and conclude that some cookies can be exempted from informed consent under certain conditions, if they are not used...

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Facebook to pay $10 million to charity

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19/06/2012 by:

Facebook Inc has agreed to settle a California lawsuit by paying $10 million to charity. Facebook was accused by five Facebook members of violating user rights in terms of them not having full control of their own names, photographs and likenesses...

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EU DPAs prepare for future use of BCRs for processors

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21/06/2012 by:

As the EU Data Protection draft Regulation specifically mentions Binding Corporate Rules (BCR) for processors or 'Binding Safe Processor Rules (BSPR)’, the EU Data Protection Authorities have now adopted a working document on this topic. This...

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EU Council developing its position on the EU DP draft Regulation

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26/06/2012 by:

The Council Presidency’s note of 22 June to the Working Party on Data Protection and Exchange of Information reveals that almost all Member States’ delegations would like to see fewer delegated acts in the proposals. Also, several Member States sa...

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